Freestyle Meditation: Finding Your Own Way
Steven Leonard is a meditation enthusiast, yoga guide, Kripalu faculty member, musician, athlete, and writer. He holds a degree in exercise physiology and is the author of Throughout Infinity, an original book of poems. The…
Full Bio & Programs
For all levels.
Experience meditation in a style of feeling and freedom. Forget your old ideas of what you should or shouldn’t do while you meditate, and experience a more expansive and joyful way of being. The accumulated knowledge of right and wrong fall away, and what remains is a deep trust in the natural flow of life. When you leave behind your stories of the past, you revel in each moment of sitting, walking, listening, and being.
The retreat includes
- Early-morning meditation
- Silent walks in nature
- Meditation to live music
- Stimulating group discussion
- The neuroscience of meditation.
Recommended reading Stephen Mitchell, Tao Te Ching; Lorin Roche, The Radiance Sutras; Osho, Meditation; Paul Reps, Zen Flesh, Zen Bones.
Note Bring walking shoes, sunscreen, bug spray, appropriate clothing for outdoors, and anything else you might need to enjoy the beautiful Kripalu grounds.
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
Rates below reflect total housing costs for all program nights.
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $575 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $875 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More